Mercedes GLE range facelifted for 2023

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Author: | Updated: 23 Feb 2023 10:45

Say hello to the new Mercedes GLE. Both the standard SUV and Coupe version have been given a refresh for 2023, with enhanced infotainment tech, design changes and updated hybrid drivetrains.

Here’s everything you need to know about the imposing pair.

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Mercedes GLE fast facts

  • Available as an SUV or Coupe
  • Styling gets subtle changes
  • New infotainment tech
  • More range for plug-in hybrid model
  • List prices from £77,980

Mercedes GLE front style

Mercedes GLE styling

A number of small tweaks have been made to both the SUV and Coupe, although considering the car is still a pretty fresh design, they really are quite minimal.

Up front you’ll find revised bumpers that incorporates a larger front grille and a new air intake design. The headlights have also been changed, with a slightly less angular look than previously.

The rear lights have changed too, mainly thanks to a new LED light signature, while the bumper has been refreshed to match the front with extra vents and a larger diffuser.

Mercedes GLE roof

Mercedes GLE interior and tech

In the driver’s seat, you’ll find that the steering wheel has been swapped out for a new one, while the dashboard remains familiar. It gets the stunning widescreen MBUX infotainment system, which has an updated interface.

Both screens are 12.3in in diameter as standard, although they appear flush so it looks like it’s one single unit. The “Hey Mercedes” voice command system has also been improved too.

Mercedes GLE interior

Mercedes GLE drivetrains

The biggest changes are arguably under the bonnet. Every single engine option now gets mild hybrid tech as standard, while the plug-in hybrids get a tad extra range.

The plug-in is available with either a petrol or diesel 2.0-litre unit, which both utilise a 40kWh battery to provide 68 miles of electric-only power – that’s more than 10 miles more than the outgoing models can manage.

There’ll also be a fresh pair of AMG GLE models offered, with the 53 model using a 3.0-litre twin turbo engine producing 435hp. The GLE 63 S uses a 4.0-litre V8, pumping power up to 612hp. However, power output remains unchanged for the AMG models when compared to the outgoing versions.

Mercedes GLE rear

Mercedes GLE pricing and release date

List prices for the revised GLE range start around £78,000, and it’s available to order right now. Deliveries will commence over the next few months. You can compare Mercedes leasing plans right now by hitting the button below.

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